Emergency Evacuation near Muskingum River

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The Muskingum County EMA said Friday afternoon that the water level on the Muskingum River is continuing to rise.

EMA Director Jeff Jadwin said an ice jam which broke loose early in they day is now not moving and has become stuck behind the former AK Steel building. This is causing water to build up behind the jam and has led to rising water levels.

They are now seeing high water at River Manor 1 and 2, Riverside Airport Road. The water is also rising at Terrace Shores and Gilbert Station.

Jadwin said he’s in close contact with the Army Corps of Engineers who is trying to reduce the amount of water coming down river. He’s also been talking with the National Weather Service.

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.